South Texas Saltwater Experience

Orange Lane
Laguna Vista TX, United States

South Texas Saltwater Experience and Captain Brian Barrera invite you for a shallow water fishing experience of a lifetime. They are located in Laguna Vista, Texas, and offer trips in the Laguna Madre waters abundant with fish. The charter is owned and operated by Captain Brian Barrera, who was born and raised in Laguna Vista and has has been fishing these waters since he was a kid.

Captain Brian, who is now 33 years old, uses a lifetime of experience to give you the experience of a lifetime. He is a known contributor to the Saltwater Magazine, ESPN Outdoors, and Texas Boy Outdoors TV show, and is sure to show you a good time on the water whether it be light tackle, fly fishing, or heavy tackle for big Tarpon and Sharks.

South Texas Saltwater Experience offer five, six, and seven-hour charters fishing for a variety of species. You can book a 5-hour trip for Tarpon, and occasionally also catch Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, or Redfish. You can also book a 6-hour bay fishing trip for Trout, and Flounder, or a 7-hour trip for Mangrove Snapper and other local species available in these waters.

You will go out aboard an 18-foot Shallow Sport flats boat, originally built in 2006 and powered by a 140 HP Suzuki 4-Stroke engine. The boat has a wireless trolling motor which is used in the very shallow water in order to make the boat super quiet and not to spook the fish. It features all the safety equipment such as life jackets and navigational equipment such as a GPS and a fishfinder.

So if you are looking for an expert local guide in the Laguna Vista and Laguna Madre shallow waters, then Captain Brian is a great choice. He will provide all the fishing gear, live and artificial baits, drinks, and fish processing at the end of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Multi-species
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    You will go fishing in the Brownsville Ship Channel for big Snook, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, and Redfish using either artificial lures, live bait, or fly rod.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty Tarpon
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Nov
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Chasing big Tarpon along the jetties and surf or beach front of South Padre Island. Also, you will occasionally run into Kingfish, Jacks, big Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Tripletail.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    This trip is long enough to give you a few changes of the productive spots where you can target multiple species. You will fish the flats for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki 4-Stroke engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Brian Barrera
Laguna Vista, Texas, United States
Member since April 2017
Captain Brian was born and raised in Laguna Vista and has fished the local waters since childhood. He is best known for his Snook and Tarpon fishing skills as well as skinny water bay fishing for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Captain Brian is a known contributor to the Saltwater Magazine, ESPN Outdoors, and Texas Boy Outdoors TV show. He is able to accommodate beginners, experienced anglers, and children.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 100%